Microsoft (MSFT) news recap: Azure Analysis Services, “learn it all”, cybersecurity and more

Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft announces Azure Analysis Services Preview

Microsoft announced a preview of Azure’s newest data service for IT and business users. The Azure Analysis Services is created to assist business owners with the ability to visualise and manage their data easier.

The new service will allow prosumers and businesses to manage their servers much easier and without any frustration.

Microsoft CEO wants to change the company from a “know it all” to a “learn it all” company

At the 2016 WSJ.D Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella revealed that the philosophy of the company is slowly changing. Before, the philosophical idea behind was “know it all”. The goal is to become “learn it all”. The idea is not to do what the company thinks is best. It’s to learn what actually is best and do that instead.

We have devices which are phones today but the place where we are focused on, given where the market is, is what is the unique thing that our phone can do. We have a phone that in fact can replace your PC, the same way we have a tablet that can replace your laptop. Those are the categories that we want to go create.

In this conference, Nadella reveals multiple opinions and plans that are in the company’s mind.

Microsoft advances Azure Government, offering 75 new capabilities to 6 million users

Recently, Microsoft signed a Criminal Justice Information Services agreement with the US State of Georgia. Microsoft is expanding their cloud offerings for governments and will be offering multiple new offers and features included in their plans.

The top cybersecurity threats differ by country, says Microsoft

No matter where you live, cybersecurity is important. Every computer or electronic device connected to the internet can be affected by cyber terrorists and other threats. Microsoft reveals that the threats differ from country to country and they released this chart showcasing some of the countries and their most common security issues:

That’s it for this week’s news. Make sure to stay tuned and follow OnMSFT for the latest news. See you in a week.

 

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